158 - Can you hear me?
Ahhh, ik zie nu pas dat ik gister helemaal ben vergeten om op activeren te drukken! Sorry!
Maar in ieder geval weer bedankt voor de leuke reacties en kudo's
"Sorry," sist Gustav terug, terwijl hij balkon op stapt. "I just had to.."
Hij gebaart van binnen naar buiten.
"Get away from all of that?" Hij knikt en je glimlacht. "So did I."
Hij gaat naast je op het bankje zitten en kijkt even naar binnen, voordat hij op fluistertoon verder praat: "But, you're moving to Los Angeles?"
"That's the plan," fluister je terug.
"So then why are we whispering?"
"Bill doesn't know," sist Sophia. "Which is why we thought it would be best to speak Dutch, which you apparently understand."
"I only picked up a few words, but enough to guess what you were saying. Why doesn't he know?"
Je schiet in de lach. "Technically I told him, but he is trying to figure out what I said."
Hij kijkt je niet begrijpend aan, wat er voor zorgt dat Sophia, Roos en jij opnieuw in de lach schieten.
"How do you mean, he's trying to figure it out?"
"I told him in Dutch," leg je uit. "He was, uh, impressed by the fact that I managed to speak a couple of sentences in German and wanted to learn Dutch, even though I told him not to bother. So, long story short, I told him that I would tell him something in Dutch and he'd have to guess what I said. He still hasn't worked it out, though."
"That's evil," grinnikt hij.
"It's not like I'd never translate it for him, I just want to see him try and sweat for a little bit longer. I promised him I'd tell him what I said before he goes back home."
Gustav knikt en lacht even samenzweerderig. Je neemt nog een trekje van je sigaret en zucht.
"Do you have any idea what all that was about, anyway?"
Hij kijkt even moeilijk en knikt dan. "I've known for a while, actually."
"Okay, so a while back, around the time you and Georg spent a few days alone because of the whole thing with your ex, he and I went out for a beer and he just kept talking about you and the situation."
"Uhuh?" Je vindt het ergens heel raar en moeilijk om te beseffen dat dit al zo lang speelt en je dat al die tijd niet doorgehad hebt, maar tegelijkertijd ben je ook wel heel benieuwd waarom Bill er dan vandaag ineens zo boos om werd, dus laat je Gustav verder vertellen.
"So at first I was a bit annoyed by the fact that he never told me and that I had to find out together with Tom and Heidi, but then I realised that, no matter how hard he tried to hide it, it was because he had a crush on you. So I asked him and he said that he did but that it didn't really matter because you're with Bill."
"But then why-" begint Sophia en je legt een hand op haar arm.
"Let him finish."
"So then I didn't really hear about it for a while, but then after we all were in Berlin, I noticed there was something weird going on and I got in an argument with him when he told me that he met up with Bill after you left and told him all those lies. Bill heard the last few words of that argument, but not enough to realise what was happening and things just got really messy. He told you he didn't want contact and he was devastated and then Heidi called Tom and Tom came back and then me and Tom went to talk to Georg."
"You did?" vraag je verbaasd, terwijl je nog een blik naar binnen werpt. Heidi en Tom hebben Bill inmiddels van de grond gekregen en in een stoel gezet. Georg staat nog steeds in zijn eentje toe te kijken.
"Yeah, well, Tom called me up and said we had to talk to Georg, so I went with him. We made him promise never to tell Bill what he did, because we didn't want, äh, well, this to happen, but here we are."
"So, Bill didn't know?"
Je knikt langzaam en werpt nog een blik naar binnen - eigenlijk kan je het hem ook niet echt kwalijk nemen dat hij er dan nu zo boos om werd. "I have to go check on him."